I have been so lucky to be working with the people at Terroni as they prepare for their first day of service in the new Downtown LA location. These people know how to open restaurants, and if I have learned anything in the past few months, it’s that consistency is everything, as are good people. There is a palpable excitement as the seconds tick by towards the grand opening. The food has been amazing out of this shiny new kitchen, and the staff is excited and happy to be working in such a glamorous, fun new place. The wine program? Don’t even get me started. Amazing.
I thought I’d share a few pictures of the beautiful chaos that defines this special moment in a restaurant’s life.
View from one of my favorite spots at a booth in front of the Pass- all the food comes out here. You can watch the action and see the magic happen in this kitchen.
I love the sense of friendship within the Terroni restaurants- these lovely ladies normally work in the West Hollywood location, but came downtown last night to support their work-family. Did you notice a theme here with all the beautiful people?
View from another of my favorite tables in the front of the restaurant, with huge cathedral windows gazing out on Spring Street. Looks like Trouble to me!
More adorable, happy people. Danielle and Francesca, enjoying a moment of relaxation before the big opening tomorrow.
And who doesn’t like pizza?
Bravo, Terroni! Benvenuti a Downtown, e tanti, tanti auguri!